[CentOS-devel] Upgrading postgresql (Re: CentOS/RHEL 5.3)

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Fri Jan 23 13:28:33 UTC 2009


On Jan 23, 2009, at 1:42 AM, Hugo van der Kooij wrote:

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> Joshua Kramer wrote:
>>> I consider that a major upstream bug.
>>> Better would be for postgresql to ship a standalone SQL dumper,  
>>> which can
>>> read old file formats.
>>
>> Charlie,
>>
>> Would you expect a "simple" upgrade of Oracle 10i to Oracle 11, for  
>> your
>> major enterprise application?  Or, MS-SQL 2005 to MS-SQL 2008?
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> You windows users: Yes, they woukd
>

Actually, its "commercial" vs "FLOSS" for the database that is the
distinguishing attribute determining whether upgrades are simple
in the above.

Most FLOSS databases, like postgres, are harder to upgrade than
"commercial" databases like Oracle.

73 de Jeff
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